Rousseau’s Emile, an educational treatise for the 21st century?

Born three hundred years ago, this year, Rousseau remains one of the most influential thinkers of the Enlightenment if only for the variety of his literary output. Rousseau’s political works are probably the most studied among academics and students. But what of Rousseau, the pioneer of Romanticism? His hyper-sensitivity – not to call it his ‘paranoia’ – led to his pouring his heart out in his Confessions and his bucolic Reveries of a Solitary Walker. Yet, one of the ...